Saturday, May 27, 2017

Sketch it out Saturday/ SMS DT Auntie on duty

Good morning everyone!!
 So who is excited that this is a long weekend??!! (Hand in the air, jumping a little!!) lol And oh man, summer started here Friday, so a little more sleeping in and then running around with the kids! So much fun to come this summer!
Well this morning I'm here to share with you a layout and sketch that I crated. 

I play around with making my own sketches off and on all the time. If i'm not in the mood to scrap or just cant actually get in to my scrappy room cause of other things going on, I'll pick up on paper pad and sketch here and there.

Ok, so yes I know this is a goofy picture of my youngest daughter. My sister had come to baby sit so I could get some things done one day and I came back to this. My daughter is really light haired, maybe strawberry blond, and you cant really see her eye brows very well, so my sister thought it would be funny to draw them on with eye liner and have her make faces lol.
Now back to the layout, lol. I started with picking the goofy pic of my daughter, and to be honest, I started with the bottom of my layout, this inst something I normally do. I had grabbed an Amy Tangerine collection, Better together, I wanted bright and playful just like the picture.

I did the strip across the bottom of the layout, added a cut-file I had set to the side, with others I just hadn't used yet. Then I jumped to the top of the layout and started layering my pattern paper strips there and I decided to add cut-file in there too. 
I know in my sketch it shows circles cascading down the layout, but I decided to use squares, this was because I found a cute little cut apart sheet that I wanted to use,lol. 
Then I started layering a frame and a larger ampersand behind my photo, along with a few acetate pieces.

I worked my way down the layout at this point and started to add the circle ephemera and the flowers to the bottom strip. I added my title about that and then my favorite part!! I pulled out my sequins and started to play!!
I used a mix of sequins on this layout, Jaded Hearts, Wild and Free and Gone with the Wind. These colors matched perfectly with this Amy Tan collection and I loved that I got to add a few little flower sequins in there!
Thanks for stopping by and seeing what I made today and I hope to see you play along with this sketch and if youd like a little discount on some SpiegleMom goodies, use this code below when you check out in the shop!

Friday, May 26, 2017

Be Brave/ Creative Scrappers DT Sketch #306

Good morning!! 
Sarah here this morning to share my take on sketch #30

I started out by choosing a photo, this one is of my sons wrist band from the hospital. Unfortunately I have multiple pictures of him in the hospital and he doesn't really like them shown around, every once in a while I will scrap on and share it, but I thought this way he wouldn't mind so much. 

I decided I wanted to flip the layout so that it was more on the heavy side towards the bottom, then I pulled out my Wonder collection by Crate paper and started to cut out my rectangles to place down on my layout.

I have had this collection sitting in my scrappy room for-EVER! My boys have got to that stage where when they see me pull my camera out, they start the oh mom! lol So I haven't had to many to scrap lately, with them hiding from my camera and all lol. But I loved the fact that instead of stars all over my page I could use that cute little rainy cloud, since we were in the hospital I thought it went well and looked cute!

I added my picture to the center rectangle like it was shone in the sketch and then embellished more. I had fun with this sketch and I hope you do too!! 

I would love to see what you create with this sketch! Make sure to tag us with your beautiful creation on Instagram so we can see too!!

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Hello everyone! Sarah here this morning, I'm playing with the new line Ain't life grand collection again today with a layout about my youngest daughters check up.

The pictures aren't the best of my daughter, but they were just snapped quickly with my cell phone, but she was cute and there for her check up and I wanted to document it, so they got used,lol.
I started with a old Heidi Swapp paper from my stash for the background. I knew I wanted to use the flower die cut pack from this collection and the cool little round stickers, so I just backed my pictures with some white cardstock, chose my journaling card. I stuck those down where I knew I wanted them and then started building from there. I pinched out some flowers from some of the other papers and cards and started layering them in this the die cuts, popping a few up here and there for some dimension.

After I had all the bits and pieces around my pictures like I wanted, I decided that I wanted something across the bottom of the layout too so I started that by adding a strip of paper all the way across the layout. I grabbed a few other papers and layered them behind and on top of the strip. I added a few more flower die cute and things that I punched out. I added a few sequins and a word sticker here and here and that was it for this one. This collection is so bright and beautiful, you can do so many different thins with it!! Thanks for joining me today and checking out my layout.
Pretty Little studio Products used:

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Zonked / SpiegelMomScraps DT / Sketch it out Saturday

Good morning everyone! Sarah here this morning to share with you another layout I made with some amazing sequins, felties and a bit of washi.
I picked another of the thousands of sketches I have pinned on Pinterest and played with it and I will share it with you, and I hope you'll play along with me! The layout comes from

I had this picture of one of my daughters, she was crashed out on the couch and I thought it was cute so I grabbed it to scrap. My background paper was from We R Memory keepers. I'm still experimenting with mixed media and I loved how this paper had the look of some water color on it already that I didnt have to do. But the sketch still had a messy circle behind everything, so I grabbed my Heidi Swapp Color Shine in Tinsel and did the packaging technique.

I pulled out my With all my heart collection from Pretty little studio and a frame from Simple stories and started playing. The sketch had a tag looking thing behind the photo, so I grabbed a tag from the collection I pulled, the tag wasn't long enough for the photo so I layered a few other papers behind until I got it just how I wanted it.

I didn't adhere anything down to the background at this point because I wanted to do a little stitching where it showed the film strip. I loaded my sewing machine with black thread and did my little stitching and was ready to start taping down my stuff. I started with my frame, then used some 3D foam adhesive to pop up my photo on a tag and adhered that down too.

The sketch had a little red strip at the bottom of the photo, I thought about using washi tape or a strip of paper, but decided I wanted a little more color. So I grabbed some of the labels from the Pretty little Studio collection and layered those under the photo. At this point I couldn't find my white feltie clouds and was kinda freaking out, but as you see I found them!
Where it showed stars and other embellishments on the sketch I decided to used my pretty clouds. I layered a few on the frame and bottom right of the photo, then moved up to the tops right side of the frame. When I added the clouds around the frame I decided to add some washi tape as well. Then went back to adding fluffy clouds to my layout, those tiny little ones are just so cute! I added a big thread nest to the top left of the photo like on the sketch and  I just love using thread on my layouts!
Then came some more fun!! I grabbed several packages of sequins, Gotta love emojisHolly BerriesPurple Rain and Magical Ocean and started to mix and match them and put them all over my layout! Magical Ocean had different sized stars that went perfect with this layout! I added a few work stickers and that was it for this layout!
Thanks so much for checking out what I made today and hope you come back and see what else we have for you to be inspired by!

Friday, May 19, 2017

Life is good 12x12 layout/ Pretty little Studio design team

Good morning everyone!! Its Friday!! I'm so happy the weekend is here and that school is almost out. One more week for us here, how long do you all have?
Im here this morning to share with you a goofy little layout I made with me and my oldest son and snapchat.

I started out by choosing a goofy picture of me and my oldest son playing with snapchat, I already knew what awesome collection I was using so I went into my stash and grabbed a background paper.

I started my layout off to the left hand side by layering a bunch of different papers and tags behind my photo. 

I had fun playing with all the bright colors and adding pink in even though it was a layout with a boy. I have problems doing this usually, I dont know why either. I think pink is perfectly fine on a boys layout, so I went a head and added it.

After I was done with all my layering and playing on the left hand side of my layout I grabbed a frame and a diecut title. I adhered the frame down and popped up my title for some dimension. I love flair and I will always say that and probably have multiple times lol but I grabbed one and added a little mess of thread behind it.
I went back and added some of the cool little stickers from the collection and some black splatters and was happy with it.
I hope you enjoyed this layout and I hope you will come back and check out what else I make and what the rest of the ladies here create too!
Pretty Little Studio products used:

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Sweet photograph/SpiegleMom Scraps DT

Good morning everyone!! Sarah here this morning to share my 1st layout for Spiegelmom Scraps and I'm excited about it!! I hope your Saturday is going well. Last night was a bit rough, we had some nasty weather come threw, but its bright and sunny this morning!
Ok so back to the layout I made, lol. I love to play with sketches! Sometimes I stick really close to them and then other times it ends up looking completely different then the sketch! And I love the fact that a sketch can jump start your creativity when your a bit stuck. This is the sketch I used for the layout I made today:

I found this layout on Pinterest, like I do a lot of my layouts, but it came from ScrapFriends.comAU, unfortunately there isn't a link to the site anymore.

I grabbed an older WeR Memory Keepers paper pad from my stash called It Factor and pulled that stripped paper for the background. Then I reached into my DT pack and grabbed the pretty Shimmerz Texturez in The tide that binds and a stencil from my stash. Instead of checkers on my layout I wanted to use circles, I grabbed a little dabber I have and dipped it in to the texturez and started dabbing away at the bottom side of the page. I loved the way it looked so I added some to the top of my layout too.

I grabbed a few papers out of the paper pad and did a bit of layering behind my photo and added a tab that said love from a little bucket I have with lots of random pieces from random collections from the past, sitting on my desk. I wanted some flowers in on this layout, so I grabbed a pack of flowers that went with an older Maggie Holmes collection and popped one to the left side of my layout along with a cute little sticker from a Dear Lizzy collection. I had 2 collections of sequins that went perfect with this layout, the colors were a perfect match!! Gotta love Emojis and Jaded Hearts! Both collections are so beautiful and added the bling factor that I was wanting. Side note, lol, But I know how Traci Claiborne from the Scrap Gals is always talking about how they don't like to splatter glimmer mist or other mists cause it cant be exact or might mess the layout up, Sequins are a perfect alternate to that!! I think at least lol, different sizes and you can place them where you want, without having to worry about messing anything up!

I added my title off to the right of my picture, those cute acetate words from Pink fresh studio and another leaf from the Maggie Holmes die cut pack. Then I moved to the top of my layout and started layering bits and pieces from the Pink Paislee Cest La Vie ephemera pack and a few more bits from the Maggie Homles ephemers pack. I added a flair button from an old Hip Kit kit and then went to adding more of those beautiful sequins!
I really hope you enjoyed this layout and would love to see you play along with the sketches and your pretty Spiegelmom Scraps stash too! Make sure to tag us on Instagram so we can see your creations!!
SpiegleMom Scraps Products I used on this layout:

Good morning everyone! I hope your weekend is going good so far! Ours started out rainy and stormy and today we woke up to a beautiful blue sky! So now I'm hoping it stays this way for mothers day! And happy Mothers Day to all you moms and pet moms out there!!

I'm here this morning to share a new layout I made with the Ain't life grand collection. 
I started my layout with a white background and grabbed a few of my favorite patterned papers out.

Then I started to layer them behind a cute little picture of one of my daughters and my hubby cuddling on the couch. I had a piece of one of my patterned papers that I had punched a few circles out of and liked the way it looked tucked in, so I added that in there too, and then added a doily behind it all.

I decided to add a little more color to the top of my layout, so I added a strip of pink to the top and a little triangle to the left and sewed them down. To finish it all, I decided to grab my water colors and add a little bit of navy blue splatters.
A nice simple layout with lots of color. Thanks so much for stopping by to see what I made today. Make sure to head back to the Pretty Little studio blog and see what all the other ladies have created for you too!

Pretty little studio products used:

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

May memory planning/Cocoa Daisy DT

Good morning everyone!! Sarah here today to share with you my 1st week in my May planner.
Usually I start my planner set up like most people do, I usually start the week before the new month, when I have what I'm working with early. Now, I had my stuff early this month, but only laid out my washi to start with and adding the pretty pattern papers to the right side of my planner. I cover that side most of the time because it doesn't always go with the months kit and I love to have the pretty patterns there!
I layered two washis this month, I had put down a black and whit stripped washi from my stash and then covered it with a darker green so that the stripes would show threw a bit after I had added the stripped paper to the right side. I cut that from one of my inserts that have the days of the week on it. I went in and added some of my little circle stickers to mark things that I knew had to be done and wanted to do. I did pull out my Simon stamps, that I soooo love!!, and stamped them on one of our nasty days. We lost internet that day to! It was horrible, lots of flooding around where we live.
I grabbed a DITL card from last months kit and put it in here to, it matched color wise, but I hadnt used it and got a kick out of the saying on it! I cut down one of the dashboards and put it threw my punch and popped it in my planner. I wanted the saying, I want to focus on a lot of positivity this month, its much needed! So I loved all the little saying in this months planner kit, it all went with just what I was needing in my life right now! On the back side of the dashboard I added some stamps from past months, my picture of our 1st snow cones of the year and that adorable little paper clip.
I added little bits of purple washi tape from my stash, I thought it went well with the colors in the kit. I added a picture of me and my hubby at a friends birthday party with a tab on it so I could add more underneath. I went threw and added more pictures from the week, things that had happened, even the picture that showed up on my phone when we lost internet.
I love having all the pretties to play with but there are weeks where I use more of them then on other spreads and I tell myself thats ok, some weeks may need more filler and then I have all the pretties to play with then. I also love that so many of items from the scrapbook kits and DITL kits can cross over to the planner kit and go together, it always adds more options to what you can do.
I hope you enjoyed this weeks spread in my memory planner and I hope that you will come back and see what else I make and make sure to go check out what all the other Daisies do too!! Make sure to check out the Cocoa Daisy challenge group  on Facebook too and play along with us there and you can always find more inspiration on my Instagram  and Cocoa Daisys Instagram page too!!

Friday, May 5, 2017

Good morning everyone! Sarah here this morning to share with you a layout I made with the new , bright and summery, Aint' Life Grand  collection.

Here is the Big cheese! I was going threw my scraproom this last week cleaning up and reorganizing when I came across some older pictures that I thought I had lost and this was one of them. My oldest boy back when he was still in a high chair! I remember taking this picture, all's I had to do was ask his to look at me and he cheesed so big, I couldn't help but take the picture.

I started this page out with piecing together some cut files from The cut shoppe, I chose my background and then went to backing my cut file with the bright, beautiful papers. I popped the cut file up with 3D foam adhesive and placed it down. I pulled my photo out and played with it, trying to decided where I wanted it.

I started layering behind my photo, using a frame off to the right, adding a flair button with a little nest of thread behind it.

I bounced around my layout adding those adorable cork hearts, some ephemera and little thread clusters.

To finish off my layout I went down to the bottom right and placed my title, along with a die cut.

I hope you enjoyed this layout and I hope you come back and see what else I have in store! Make sure to share yout layouts or projects on Instagram and make sure to tag Pretty little studios so we can see too!!

Monday, May 1, 2017

Get to know your Sparklers / SMS

Hello everyone!! 
I'm excited to share a little get to know you along with the rest of the Sparklers. I thought I would share this layout that I created a while back using SMS products.  I love how the cork brought more texture to the layout, just like the sequins did and a bit of bling! lol You can do so much with them! Make shaker pockets, add the bling factor, texture for the layouts, you can make little decorative pockets like I did here with a glassin baggy. Love it all and there are so many possibilities. 

Ok so to get to know me a bit better... I have been scrapbooking since I was 9 years old, so I've been scrapping for about 22 years. And I still love it! I am married and have 6 kids, yes 6. 2 boys and 4 girls. So it can be a little hectic around here but I wouldn't have it any other way! With all these kiddos I always have something new to scrapbook to, so another plus to having a big family! lol I grew up in Alaska and have lived in every A state except for Arizona, but I have visited there. I have managed to get some of my kids into scrapbooking already too, they boys being older, they dont seem to want to do it as much but they still play along with me at times. Everyone in our house loves something artsy. We all paint and draw and I love that there is always that creative outlet for them and me, but its a pain to try and keep them out of my scrappy goodness! lol
When it comes to what you can expect of me with SMS, right now I'm going to be doing a blog post 3 times a month or more with sketch on Saturdays. I love sketches and have so many pinned on Pinterest that I think this will be fun for me! I hope you enjoy sketches too and will play along with me!!

I thought I'd share with you what I got in my 1st design team package!! And man, oh man is everything so beautiful!! Do you know how hard it is not to use everything all at once!! lol

Oh did I mention that Jody, The owner of Spiegelmomscraps, is also giving away a $20 Gift Card for one ransom commenter??Yep, she sure is!! How awesome is that??!!? Well follow along and get to know the rest of the Sparkles and comment away and you may just win it!! And oh man are there so many beautiful things you could get!!

SpiegelMom Scraps Blog
Jody’s Blog
Lisa Kingston
Marie Friant
Karla Yungwirth
Hannah Lemieux
Daisie Hanson
Khristina Sorge
Sheryl Banares
Christine Beuzit
Sara Scraps
Laura Rumble -
Ali Scraps
Sarah King
Suzanna Lee
Christy Harriman